follicular dendritic cells


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follicular dendritic cells

cells found in germinal centers of the lymphoid follicules of the spleen and lymph nodes; contain Fc receptors able to trap antigen bound to antibodies.
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1] Follicular dendritic cells are antigen-presenting cells that normally form meshworks in lymphoid follicles, and FDC sarcomas in general recapitulate both the histologic and ultrastructural findings and the immunophenotypic profile of FDCs.
11] Chan[12] proposed to naming these lesions "inflammatory pseudotumor-like follicular dendritic cells sarcoma.
FDCS is an intermediate grade sarcoma derived from follicular dendritic cells (FDC).
Epidermal growth factor receptor in follicular dendritic cells: a shared feature of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma and Castleman disease.
Dendritic cells are heterogeneous group of cells to which we include: Langerhans cells (skin, cervix, vagina, stomach and esophagus), dermal dendrocytes, follicular dendritic cells (FDS) and interdigital dendritic cells (IDS).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Neuropathologists solved the puzzle surrounding the origins of follicular dendritic cells - cells of lymphoid organs that play an important role in many autoimmune and infectious diseases.
Follicular dendritic cells are nonlymphoid, nonphagocytic accessory cells of the lymphoid system.
Res] appears to be amplified by follicular dendritic cells (6) and then enters the nervous system.
9 percent of HIV--even in the tissues' follicular dendritic cells, which trap and store HIV.
Secondary follicles form when primary follicles react to antigen stimulation and are characterized by a peripheral mantle zone of small mature B cells surrounding a central germinal center made up of antigen-selected centroblasts and centrocytes that segregate into polarized dark and light zones, respectively, with admixed tingible body macrophages and follicular dendritic cells (Figure 1, C).